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Surprise! The EU Just Admitted That Ukraine Will Never Be a Member State

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker says that Ukraine will not be eligible for EU membership in the next 20-25 years. But the European Union won't exist in 25 years? Juncker is a funny guy.

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We don't know whether to laugh or cry. Via the Moscow Times:

Ukraine will not be able to join NATO or the European Union for at least another 20 years, the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker estimated on Thursday, Germany's DPA news agency reported.

<figcaption>'Euro-Maidan' just got a bit less 'Euro'</figcaption>
'Euro-Maidan' just got a bit less 'Euro'

Ukraine will definitely not be able to become a member of the EU in the next 20-25 years, and not of NATO either,” Juncker was quoted by DPA as saying.

This is a polite way of saying that Ukraine will never be part of the European Union. In 25 years, Europe will be 10 years into the Second Thirty Years' War, or the entire earth will have already been united under false pretenses to fight holographic space bugs, sort of like in "Starship Troopers", making EU membership irrelevant. What we're trying to say is: Ukraine went along with a US-backed coup, fought a brutal, destructive civil war, and got nothing but corruption, lies, and laws prohibiting public workers from criticizing the government. The promise of EU membership was the carrot on the "selfie stick" that turned out to be a pile of rotten NATO mush.

None of the promises of "Euro-Maidan" were kept. None. The so-called reform government under Petro Poroshenko is now less popular than Yanukovich's government ever was

Poroshenko’s party would win 16.6 percent if the vote was now, according to a poll released Tuesday by the Kiev International Institute of Sociology. Tymoshenko’s party would garner 15.1 percent, while support for Yatsenyuk’s Narodnyi Front plunged to 2.5 percent, from 22.1 percent in 2014, too little to enter parliament.

The situation is so bad in Ukraine that politicians want ex-Georgian President (and wanted fugitive) Mikheil Saakashvili as interim prime minister until new elections are held.

Juncker's admission, while unsurprising, is at least merciful: No more illusions about Ukrainian "integration" into Europe. Ukraine is nothing more than a tool for the west to exploit for economic purposes. And if America has its way, Ukraine will eventually be completely destroyed in the pursuit of provoking Russia. We're not too far from this outcome.

Anyway. When's the next Maidan?

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